Timelapse Painting of Sacre Couer

When you visit the Sacre Couer basilica in Paris, you are struck by the bright white travertine contrasting against the blue, cloudless sky of the Montmartre neighborhood. 

I wanted to exaggerate that beautiful contest in this painting, using a denim canvas to recreate the bright blue Parisian sky.

Click below to watch my painting process: 

This painting will be on display along with a large body of my work for my solo exhibition this month at MoonAge Gallery in Tempe! If you are local, I would love to see you at the opening reception this Friday October 30th, from 6 to 9 PM. 

Thanks for watching!

Pattern Mixing in Paris

IMG_9748 Flashback to last week in Paris where I stayed at the apartment of one of my fellow architecture girlfriends from California who is abroad over there. This is her charming courtyard outside of her apartment that was adjoined by a stone entry and led into her cozy space accented by amazing crown moulding. I can't describe it in any other words except for being just so Parisian. When I was packing, I felt like going Parisian myself, and ended up with lots of stripes in my suitcase. On our first day out exploring the city, I decided to spice up the look by adding another pattern, all topped off with my go-to leather jacket. When in France, I figured, why not? Stripes are so French. So fetch?

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This is my final style post from Paris, but I am working on two videos of the trip that I will share with you soon! Until then, x. Paige

striped tee // Fashion Hunters Flea Market (similar) flannel // Monki (similar) leather jacket // H&(similar) ripped skinnies // Monki (similar) ankle boots // Shoebou (here) bag // Gypsy Warrior (similar) scarf // H&M (similar) sunnies // Forever 21 (similar)

Paris Photo Diary

blog cover This was my second time in Paris, but that didn't make this trip any less exciting. I visited Paris for a short 2 days with my mom when we were staying with family in Germany, back in 2006. It was a quick bus tour, so I loved being able to spend 5 days exploring the city on foot. Seeing all of the big-ticket sites like the Eiffel Tower + Arc de Triomphe were just as exciting as the last time, and I also got to check out a lot of places I had learned about in architecture school the past three years. The one thing I was most surprised by was how big Paris is. When you go to the top of the tower or the arc, you can't even fathom the size. It is definitely that you can't seem to get enough of, and I would love to go back very soon!

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// View from the top of the Arc de Triomphe of Champs Elysses. This is my favorite trip photo I think!

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// Jardin Tuileries

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// Inside Galeries Lafayette, an incredible art noveau department store from the days that glamorized the indoor shopping experience

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// Eiffel Tower at night. Never gets old!

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// Etherial light inside Notre Dame Cathedral

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// City at night seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower

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// Another view from the top of Arc de Triomphe, which I never knew had a staircase inside!

I hope that you enjoyed all of these photos from France! Also check out yesterday's post from Villa Savoye for more travel snaps! I would also like to work on setting up some travel guides for you guys of my recommendations in all of the cities I have visited. I hope I can find some time for that! Until then, you can email me here with any questions you may have! Hope you are having a great weekend! x. Paige

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Bonjour, from Paris!

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Hello loves! I am so excited to be in Paris this week and just wanted to check in. I am staying with my good friend from school who is studying here, and I came over from Copenhagen with two of my girlfriends. I am going to take a bit of a blogging hiatus and enjoy my time here, but keep up with my adventures on Instagram @punkrockparti because I am always active on there. x, Aurevoir!

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